Recycling and Climate Change…11th May 2020…and Covid-19…

We are now into our second week of a new month already nearly half a year gone…A few months of sadness and grief for many but for all of us unprecedented times and restrictions which many of us haven’t experienced in our lifetimes…Curfews, working from home, only going out when necessary… obviously different restrictions wherever you hail from…some more stringent than others…Not much has been relaxed here a few internal flights but I went out briefly today…shopping and nothing has been lifted in the shops…Everyone is wearing face masks and some full-face masks..screens are in place for cashiers…no buses just tuk-tuks with the hand cleanser bottles taped to either side…in fact, it seems more screens are in place even in the small coffee shops there are screens across the middle of the tables…

However, we still need to be vigilant and carrying on with our recycling and waste less in the home projects…anything we can…


It also gladdens my heart how people who…They are sewing masks and doing shopping the community spirit seems to be holding fast around the world…

It’s not just 104-year olds who are doing their bit for the community…Who has a bored teen? and don’t they get bored quickly? This young lady found an outlet for her boredom.

How cool is that?

Meanwhile, we have all heard how the health of coral reefs is in decline…The good news is Florida scientists have just made history by becoming the first in the world to reproduce ridged cactus coral in human care.

Researchers from The Florida Aquarium are particularly excited about the discovery because it will one day be able to help conservationists restore “America’s Great Barrier Reef”—which is the third-largest reef in the world.

Florida Aquarium coral biologists noted that the larvae of the ridged cactus coral were the largest that they have ever seen and are working to document the entire process.

I am always being amazed by the inventiveness of some…I love mushrooms any which way…This young lady found a use for funghi…she grew’ her own canoe out of mushroom has proven that the fungus is much more than just a dinner ingredient.

It seems like Covid-19 requirements for PPE(facemasks) go hand in hand with recycling ocean plastic…How cool is that?…

With face masks being in such high demand amongst the novel coronavirus outbreaks, one company has taken a more eco-friendly approach to supply the public with protective masks.

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) has partnered with sustainable sportswear company Rash’r to make face masks out of plastic pollution that has been salvaged from the ocean.

Trees...we all know how important trees are to our future…We also know that many people around the world have been laid off because of quarantine rules…However

the Pakistani government has found a way to provide jobs to their citizens while also reforesting the nation.

According to Reuters, Pakistan has created more than 63,000 jobs for unemployed day labourers by relaunching the nation’s ambitious 10 Billion Tree Tsunami campaign.

Even though we are in trying times and often very sad times there are lots of changes for the good and we are becoming more aware…I know I am… as to how quickly this world is repairing itself…


My hope for the future is a cleaner world… I do want to see communities, and caring for your neighbour becoming the new norm…WORKING TOGETHER INSTEAD OF WORKING AGAINST EACH OTHER…

Thank you for reading be well and stay safe xxx

About Carol Taylor: Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all stay safe and healthy xx

24 thoughts on “Recycling and Climate Change…11th May 2020…and Covid-19…

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  2. dgkaye

    Great shares today Carol. And wow, God bless that 104 year old woman!!! Yes, it seems with the world tampered down,. our environments are having the best days of their lives. I hope this good part can be sustained after we venture back out into the world. ❤ xx

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  3. amreade

    I love seeing all the positive things coming out of this situation which has been so hard and so sad for millions of people. To watch people make the best of the circumstances and to see the earth healing, even just a bit, makes my heart glad. Thanks for sharing all the great videos!

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  5. petespringerauthor

    So many great videos today! Anyone who complains about the hardship of staying home during the virus should be required to watch the video of the 104-year-old woman. So inspiring! I tried one of those climbing walls with my son last year. You can’t believe how physical that is!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I know, Pete I tried years ago with ones grandson and I didn’t get very far…sigh…I so agree, Pete the human spirit is a marvelous thing it lifts my spirits writing these posts…Be well and stay safe 🙂 x


  6. koolkosherkitchen

    Our Pennekamp coral reef is one of the world’s wonders. I used to dive there, and to become furious when bumping into all kinds of styrofoam containers, beer bottles, and soda cans stuck among the coral branches. I am so happy that restoration efforts have taken a new step towards saving this amazing place and all the marine life that inhabits it. Of course, one of the positive results of Covid 19 is lack of tourist boat traffic in the Bay which means no more debris in the water.


  7. marianbeaman

    Your videos are super, especially the one of the 104-year-old woman making masks. That woman has Purpose, the fire of life.

    Thanks for this uplifting post, Carol!


  8. Jim Borden

    I’m surprised the coffee shops are still open; here in the U.S., they are just doing takeaway. Love the story about the girl building the rock-climbing wall and the win-win taking place in Pakistan…


  9. Sue Dreamwalker

    PS Meant to say loved the videos and the planting trees… what a great project… I support our Woodland Trust and last year here in the UK we planted many trees and lots of old woodland which was to be sold for development were bought up to save them via the Trust..
    Love and Hugs from a Tree Hugger.. LOL 🙂

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  10. Sue Dreamwalker

    My Hope echoes yours Carol.. Lots of positives out of this if we unite together for the common good of ALL… Here our own community has drawn closer together with farm shops doing well, as people support local …
    I hear people already saying they are going to support local community shops… We wait to see… But I feel many people are drawing together helping each other… And while there are still some who are distrusting, many strangers have come together helping and sharing resources… Beautiful to see..
    Sending much love from the UK… ❤ Love and well wishes Carol..
    Take care my friend ❤

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Sue.. I see it here although it was evident before as Thais have a big sense of community and family but good to hear people are coming together in the UK.. Sending love from Thailand.. Be well and stay safe 💕❤️

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